To James Madison from Israel Whelen, 29 May 1801 (Abstract)
§ From Israel Whelen
29 May 1801, Philadelphia. Reports progress being made on cargo to be loaded aboard George Washington. Asks JM to remind secretary of navy that instructions are needed regarding “the Navy timber” in cargo.
RC (DNA: RG 59, ML); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 45, Purveyor’s Office, Philadelphia). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner, with the notation: “Recd. 2 June and shewed it to Genl. Smith.”
“To James Madison from Israel Whelen, 29 May 1801 (Abstract),” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified October 5, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/02-01-02-0313. [Original source: The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series, vol. 1, 4 March–31 July 1801, ed. Robert J. Brugger, Robert A. Rutland, Robert Rhodes Crout, Jeanne K. Sisson, and Dru Dowdy. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1986, p. 238.]